Featured, Money & Power

City Lawmakers, Administrators to Discuss Baltimore’s Medical Pot Businesses at Hearing Today

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 9:51am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Laurie Avocado CC BY 2.0

With 11 dispensaries set to arrive soon in the city limits, lawmakers thought it’d be worthwhile to let people know how they were picked, what neighborhood zoning codes allow and other details about how the state’s medical cannabis program is materializing in Baltimore.

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Culture, Featured, Money & Power

City Council Moves to Destroy All Four of Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 9:36am

Monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson (left) and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney. Photos by C. Ryan Patterson of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Baltimore’s statues honoring the legacies of bygone Confederate soldiers and leaders must go, city lawmakers decided Monday evening.

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Friday Morning Headlines: Residents Prep for 72-Hour Ceasefire; Orioles’ Five-Game Win Streak Ends; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 04, 2017 7:25am

Baltimore Activists Pursue City-Wide Ceasefire Despite Police Mistrust – NBC News

Johns Hopkins Professor To Release Book On Baltimore’s Steep History – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore Cyber Range training center opens – Baltimore Sun

Public Safety Committee releases violence reduction plan – WYPR

Tigers end Orioles’ 5-game winning streak with 7-5 victory – AP

Featured, Lifeline, Wyman Park

Wyman Park Dwellers Share Concerns About Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Keswick Road

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 11:21am

The site for the planned dispensary at 3317 Keswick Road.

Wyman Park and Hampden residents aren’t opposed to the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Baltimore. They just want to know, why does it have to be in their neighborhood?

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 11:58am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

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Featured, Money & Power, Poplar Hill, Real Estate & Home

In Key Vote, City Council Committee Approves Plans for The Overlook at Roland Park

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 08, 2017 1:52pm

Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, with supporters of the project to his left. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Despite hearing arguments from opponents who fear a proposed new apartment building will negatively impact North Roland Park, Poplar Hill and other areas, a City Council committee voted yesterday to approve legislation that would allow the project to be built.

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Lifeline

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Stun Guns

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:46pm

A Taser, via Wikimedia Commons

A measure passed by the City Council last night would afford Baltimore residents a new form of electrically charged protection.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Councilman Scott Proposes Creating ‘Citizens Advisory Commission’ to Guide Police

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 9:41am

A proposal floated in City Hall on Monday night would take Baltimore’s push for citizen involvement in police reform a step further by creating a 20-member “citizens advisory commission.”

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Money & Power

No Veto Override Planned in Council for Minimum Wage Bill

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 03, 2017 4:36pm

Baltimore City Council members today opted not to try for a last-minute push to override Mayor Catherine Pugh’s veto of a bill that would have boosted the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Mayor Pugh Decides to Veto Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Increase

2 Written by: | Friday, Mar 24, 2017 2:56pm

Still via Periscope/Mayor Catherine Pugh

Mayor Pugh today reneged on a campaign promise to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, saying she would rather follow the state’s timeline for increasing hourly wages and will veto a proposed increase approved this week by the City Council.

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